A FASHION FORWARD NEW INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECT IN CHELSEA FOR THE NEW FALL SEASON

I love talking about some of my favorite interior design projects.  I just completed a new one in Chelsea, a lovely,  storied NYC neighborhood with a decent amount of newly constructed or adapted modern residences, like this one. What makes this one different from most is that the elevator opens right into the apartment. This fun project for a fantastic client took about a year from start to finish.

This space was conceived for a family with two young children. The only initial directives were to design a welcoming entry with a "wow factor" to set the tone and to transform what was a somewhat boring living / dining room into a cool, colorful, and comfortable space for the whole family and guests to enjoy. 

There are a lot of musicians in this family, the custom wall unit was built to house 5 guitars in addition to a television and bar. In the end, the piano was the only piece left over from the old space. I'm thrilled that this charming musical family is as happy as I am with the outcome of their new open living area! 

 The elevator entrance opens to a warm welcome. Lush, textural eggplant hued suede wallcovering was applied to the main entry wall to make the sconces and painting pop. An impossibly soft faux fur covered custom New York Interior Design bench provides the posh perch to take off snow boots or put on a pair of perfect pumps. 

The elevator entrance opens to a warm welcome. Lush, textural eggplant hued suede wallcovering was applied to the main entry wall to make the sconces and painting pop. An impossibly soft faux fur covered custom New York Interior Design bench provides the posh perch to take off snow boots or put on a pair of perfect pumps. 

 A custom designed glass tile mosaic at the end of the hallway makes this entry sparkle and feel visually larger.

A custom designed glass tile mosaic at the end of the hallway makes this entry sparkle and feel visually larger.

 Everything in this living/dining area was designed with the clients in mind. From the bold floral wallpaper (which inspired the entire space) to soft mohair seating and inviting ombre stripes, color & geometric shapes abound. 

Everything in this living/dining area was designed with the clients in mind. From the bold floral wallpaper (which inspired the entire space) to soft mohair seating and inviting ombre stripes, color & geometric shapes abound. 

 With an iridescent pendant chandelier lighting the way with bold pattern and color , dinners will never be boring! 

With an iridescent pendant chandelier lighting the way with bold pattern and color , dinners will never be boring! 

 This wall unit was custom built to fit some amazing musical instruments. We included a mirrored bar to house family heirloom glassware and some antiques from travels around the globe. 

This wall unit was custom built to fit some amazing musical instruments. We included a mirrored bar to house family heirloom glassware and some antiques from travels around the globe. 

 Precious Heirlooms and favorite drinks sparkle against these glass shelves. Hammered metal pulls add the finishing touch .

Precious Heirlooms and favorite drinks sparkle against these glass shelves. Hammered metal pulls add the finishing touch .

 Color, pattern and metal tones are repeated around the room. Different shapes and scale are used to keep the visual momentum going. 

Color, pattern and metal tones are repeated around the room. Different shapes and scale are used to keep the visual momentum going. 

 This snake skin and metal vintage glass side table along with fresh crabtree branches add color and texture.  

This snake skin and metal vintage glass side table along with fresh crabtree branches add color and texture.  

 There is nothing like fresh Dahlias to bring color and life to a room. These beauties pull in tones from the floral wallpaper.

There is nothing like fresh Dahlias to bring color and life to a room. These beauties pull in tones from the floral wallpaper.

 

 

 

 

A DAY IN THE FLATIRON DISTRICT

In case you are not from NYC, or you haven't been down to the FlatIron District in NYC, this is truly an Interior Design destination. Below are some of my favorite (secret) shopping showrooms, and restaurants.  Some of the showrooms are To The Trade Only, others are retail shops... Enjoy!! 

 

 CITY BAKERY

CITY BAKERY

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HOMENATURE

 CLASSIC FLATIRON ARCHITECTURE 

CLASSIC FLATIRON ARCHITECTURE 

 HIGH STYLE DECO

HIGH STYLE DECO

 HIGH STYLE DECO

HIGH STYLE DECO

 DESIGN COLECTIVE OF NEW YORK

DESIGN COLECTIVE OF NEW YORK

 DESIGN COLLECTIVE OF NEW YORK

DESIGN COLLECTIVE OF NEW YORK

 DESIGN COLLECTIVE OF NEW YORK

DESIGN COLLECTIVE OF NEW YORK

 RALPH PUCCI

RALPH PUCCI

 RALPH PUCCI

RALPH PUCCI

 RALPH PUCCI

RALPH PUCCI

 PATRICK NAGGAR AT RALPH PUCCI

PATRICK NAGGAR AT RALPH PUCCI

 RALPH PUCCI 

RALPH PUCCI 

 PATRICK NAGGAR AT RALPH PUCCI 

PATRICK NAGGAR AT RALPH PUCCI 

 ART AT RALPH PUCCI 

ART AT RALPH PUCCI 

 ABC HOME

ABC HOME

 ABC HOME

ABC HOME

 AKDO TILE

AKDO TILE

FALL INTO FASHION 2017

Fall is slowly but surely creeping up on us! Even though we are sad to see the summer go, I must admit, the excitement for fall fashion has taken over... The fashion world and Interior design world are always connected. They come hand in hand, season by season. Take a look at our two shopping days, one in the fashion market and the other in the interior design market, for early fall trends.. same styles...same trends...Fall 2017!!!

 

 Neiman Marcus- Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus- Fall 2017

 Jiun Ho Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

Jiun Ho Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

 Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

 Juin Ho Showroom - 200 Lex- Fall 2017

Juin Ho Showroom - 200 Lex- Fall 2017

 Profiles Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

Profiles Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

 Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

 Brett Design Wallpaper @ Bradley Showroom - 200 Lex

Brett Design Wallpaper @ Bradley Showroom - 200 Lex

 Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

 Kelly Wearstler Showroom - 200 Lex - fall 2017

Kelly Wearstler Showroom - 200 Lex - fall 2017

 Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

Neiman Marcus - Fall 2017

 Brett Fabric @ Bradley Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

Brett Fabric @ Bradley Showroom - 200 Lex - Fall 2017

RAVISHING ANTIQUE / VINTAGE EYE CANDY

One of the real bonasus of working in this field is watching the clever, creative, gifted  people (I happen to know) come up with incredible new ideas. One such idea was the first brick and mortar space for the online giant 1stdibs . Jim Druckman was the genius behind it! 

This all took place years ago. 1stdibs is now a destination for many designers and collectors alike. It is an eclectic mix of over 54 different dealers from around the country and world that occupy the entire 10th floor of 200 Lex  in 33,000 sq feet of space. It is one of my special,  wonderful secrets. There is ALWAYS something new and exciting here!!!!  The following are just a few of my latest favorite things....

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